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Tony Jannus: The Life & Times Of A Pioneering Airline Pilot

On January 1st, 1914, the first scheduled commercial passenger flight took place, and flying the aircraft was a distinguished captain known as Tony Jannus. The story of the birth of commercial aviation is directly tied to the story of Jannus, who pioneered the world's first heavier-than-air commercial passenger route, the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line. Jannus is not just distinguished by a single flight nor by his achievements in passenger aviation as a whole. In fact, the legendary… ( More...

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